Information about Lips augmentation Procedure
A lip augmentation or lip lift will enhance the volume and fullness of the lips giving a more attractive contour and natural pout, also reduces fine wrinkles which may be around the mouse. In the youth the lips are plentiful, although as a result of aging process, they lose their fullness. The upper lip, specifically, appears thin and the distance from the tip of the nose to the upper lip lengthen as the lips fall down giving a non desired appearance. The vermilion border, also named the cupid's bow, becomes flat and thin.
The lips augmentation procedure can consist in an injection technique of natural or synthetic biocompatible material, or the patient's own fat, or in a surgical procedure to implant them.
One injection is frequently sufficient to produce the desired result, which may be temporary, depending on the material used. Injections may need to be repeated periodically. Proper placement of the injected material is important.
The surgical procedure involves insert through tiny incisions inside the corners of the mouth, a natural collagen sheet made from donated skin. Once the implant is in place, it eventually becomes integrated with the natural tissues.
This procedure is commonly performed with other cosmetic procedures such as facelift, rhinoplasty, cheek implants or chin implants.
Anesthesia: Performed under Local anesthesia.
Length: The procedure generally requires from 15 minutes until one hour.
Hospitalization: Outpatient surgery, or overnight stay.
After the surgery
Pain is minimum and easily controlled by medication.
Swelling and bruising are also minimal.
Returning to Normal Routine
Almost immediately after the treatment or the surgery performed, the patient is able to come back to work.
What are the possible side-effects and complications?
The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although this operation doesn’t have practically any type of side-effects some of the risks and potential complications that can occur are infection, fluid accumulation, changes in skin sensation, skin discoloration and/or swelling, etc
Last Update: 06/26/2012
Note: This information is directed to support and not to replace your doctor opinion.
Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee the exact same result as the pictures below, since it varies depending on the patient.